Donna Young's Free Homeschool Lesson Plan Forms
This is where to find the home school lesson planning forms. The 3rd row in the menu contains links to different types of lesson planning forms. There are actually only 4 basic types - Daily and Weekly Planners, Term or Subject Planners, Journals, and the Unit Study. Within these four groups are a variety of planner layouts with various quantities of rows or blocks. I have more than 4 links in the 3rd row and below is a short description of each of the links.
- Index is a new area, as of November 2010, that I will work on every now and then. The purpose of Index is to offer you another way to browse my homeschool planner forms.
- Weekly (plan a week's work of lesson plans for all subjects )
- Term & Subject (plan by subject instead of by week)
- By Columns -a popular set because of the many choices that you have. By Columns is a mix and match set.
- Daily - a timer and a daily planner
- Row - A row planner uses a different planning strategy. Rather than entering lesson plans in daily chunks, enter them in weekly or greater chunks.
- Journal -basically ruled paper, some plain, some decorated
- Unit Study This page is a general outline of creating a unit study.
- Excel Weekly XLS file: To use Excel Weekly, enter the student's name, subjects, and start date for your school and this information is spread over 6 weekly planner pages and two objectives pages. Typing lesson plans before printing is optional.
For ultimate control of how your lesson plan forms look and if you have software that supports the file types, use the doc or xls files.
Being the paper planning type, I used the pdf files unless I wanted to type my child's name on the planner. I do have a few, very few, pdf's that can be typed on. They are marked with this icon: .
Tip: With the doc files, you can add a background image to dress up the file before printing.
See Also The Related Pages Below
Coordinated Sets: Not to confuse you, but be sure to look at the Sets before deciding which planners to print. Sets has planner collections that match. Three favorites are: Colonial Planner for Household and Homeschool, Garamond Collection, a Homeschool Planner, and Homeschool Portfolio Lesson Planner.
How-to-plan articles: For information on making simple lesson plans go to How To Make Simple Lesson Plans for Homeschool. This is the "home page" for a series of how-to articles that are about planning different types of books.
This is the place where you can find all of the homeschool planner printables. All of my printables were made with some sort of software on my computer by me. It usually takes at least two different software products to make these printables, sometimes it takes four software products. All of my works are copyright although I don't make a big deal about that on the printable itself. I usually just put this web site's address on the printable in tiny gray letters so you will know where to get more printables.
 Everything is different (gee thanks, Donna) but I hope the navigation is improved.
If you need help instead of forms, back up and go to Homeschool Help. If you need household forms instead of homeschool forms, go to Household. If you need calendars instead of planners, go to Calendars. If you are looking for subject related material, browse the subjects in the menu at the top of the page. Anytime you need to return to the very beginning, go to DonnaYoung.org. If all else fails contact me via the feedback form.
Most of the planners require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print. The rest of the planners are best opened with Microsoft Word or a compatible word processor. The Excel files require that Microsoft Excel or Open Office or some compatible spreadsheet software be on your computer.
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